I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, since I have recently also experienced many personal and family-based crises that require public attention directly linked to the failed system of care. Defined as a spectrum of effective, community-based services and support, this system of care is not just for children, but also adults and the elderly with a variety of disabilities. The absence of a working system with government and provider organizations makes thinking of oppressive ideas and political posturing difficult. Having a front row seat at the racial and economic divide of affordability and accessibility of care options exposes me to not only who has access to care options, but how one is treated when interacting with government agency representatives and providers when seeking help. There is something terribly wrong with how things work, or don’t work, for families seeking a helping hand when in crisis and I argue our biggest social problems are not neo-Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan.
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